Ride Off Into the Sunset Beer Company
9,000 bottles of beer on the wall, 9,000 bottles of beeeeer, you take one down, pass it around, and you have a happy business. Folks, many of you already know about our new venture but after busting our butts to get this thing going, we kinda forgot to announce it in our newsletter. So, here it goes…
CoWineCo denizens, meet Sunset Beer Company, Sunset Beer Company, meet our favorite winos in the world. I think you will be very happy together.
Slated to open in Spring of 2011, Sunset Beer Company will happily live on Sunset boulevard in Echo Park. The concept behind Sunset Beer Co. comes from many evenings of beer drinking (uh…tasting) on one of the most famous porches in Eagle Rock at the home of Jenna and Drew VonAh. It’s here that we tried Eagle Rock Brewery beer before the brewery opened and listened to our beer fanatic friends talk about the lengths they must go to to find their coveted beers. Why not make the hunt a little easier by putting everything in one place?
Sunset Beer Co. is a partnership between Jennifer and John of CoWineCo and Jenna and Drew VonAh. The concept will be quite familiar to you – a retail shop with a tasting area. But the retail shop will be twice the size of CoWineCo featuring many hundreds of bottles of beer from around the globe (all properly chilled of course), and the tasting area will have taps instead of rows of wine glasses (but for you grape-centric die-hards, yes there will be wine available as well). And I must mention, our nifty logo comes courtesy Evan Spiridellis of JibJab.com, an old friend who is also a lover of beer.
Do you like the idea? Are you salivating and annoyed that this place won’t open until Spring 2011? Well, you can help! If you would like to express your support for this business either as a potential customer or as a current customer of CoWineCo who just wants the city to know that we run a responsible business, please write a letter or email. Our hearing is very soon, so letters would have to be postmarked by this coming Monday, October 18th.* Any and all support will help us get our license in a timely manner and would be MUCH appreciated by Jenna, Drew, Jennifer, John, Evie, Walter, their cats, their extended families and that family of skunks living in their garage.
Please send emails/letters to our license expediter and they will be presented to the Zoning Adminstrator during our hearing: Andy Inthavong, firstname.lastname@example.org
(*Editor/Eve note, I couldn’t get this in the blog before 10/18 but I would presume, as the opening is for 2011, you can still voice your support and/or just keep this news in your noggin until next year when we SCVers plan a beer road trip!)